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Featured Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

Foundations and Futures of Education focuses on key emerging issues in education as well as continuing debates within the field. The series is inter-disciplinary, and includes historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological and comparative perspectives on three major themes: the purposes and nature of education; increasing interdisciplinarity within the subject; and the theory-practice divide. Read more

Series Editors:

Peter Aggleton, University of Sussex, UK

Sally Power, Cardiff University, UK

Michael Reiss, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

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  1. Re-Designing Learning Contexts

    Technology-Rich, Learner-Centred Ecologies

    By Rosemary Luckin

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    What do we mean by the word ‘context’ in education and how does our context influence the way that we learn? What role can technology play in enhancing learning and what is the future of technology within learning? Re-Designing Learning Contexts seeks to re-dress the lack of attention that has...

    Published April 6th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Language, Learning, Context

    Talking the Talk

    By Wolff-Michael Roth

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    In what way do educators understand the language they use to make sense of the educational environment? How does language enable educators and how can they consciously make the most of its potential? Using the right language and setting the correct tone in the school classroom has repercussions for...

    Published May 16th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Education – An 'Impossible Profession'?

    Psychoanalytic Explorations of Learning and Classrooms

    By Tamara Bibby

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    In classrooms and lectures we learn not only about academic topics but also about ourselves, our peers and how people and ideas interact. Education – An Impossible Profession extends the ways in which we might think about these processes by offering a refreshing reconsideration of key...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  4. Being a University

    By Ronald Barnett

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    There is no single idea of the university. Ever since its medieval origin, the concept of the university has continued to change. The metaphysical university gave way successively to the scientific university, and then to the corporate and the entrepreneurial university. But what, then, might lie...

    Published October 1st 2010 by Routledge

  5. Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age

    A Critical Analysis

    By Neil Selwyn

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    This book presents a wide-ranging and critical exploration of a topic that lies at the heart of contemporary education. The use of digital technology is now a key feature of schools and schooling around the world. Yet despite its prominence, technology use continues to be an area of education that...

    Published October 1st 2010 by Routledge

  6. School Trouble

    Identity, Power and Politics in Education

    By Deborah Youdell

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    What is the trouble with schools and why should we want to make ‘school trouble’? Schooling is implicated in the making of educational and social exclusions and inequalities as well as the making of particular sorts of students and teachers. For this reason schools are important sites of counter-...

    Published October 15th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Radical Education and the Common School

    A Democratic Alternative

    By Michael Fielding, Peter Moss

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    What is education, what is it for and what are its fundamental values? How do we understand knowledge and learning? What is our image of the child and the school? How does the ever more pressing need to develop a more just, creative and sustainable democratic society affect our responses to these...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Struggle for the History of Education

    By Gary McCulloch

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    The history of education is a contested field of study, and has represented a site of struggle for the past century of its development. It is highly relevant to an understanding of broader issues in history, education and society, and yet has often been regarded as being merely peripheral rather...

    Published February 17th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Irregular School

    Exclusion, Schooling and Inclusive Education

    By Roger Slee

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Should disabled students be in regular classrooms all of the time or some of the time? Is the regular school or the special school or both the solution for educating students with a wide range of differences? Inclusive education has been incorporated in government education policy around the world...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Education and the Family

    Passing Success Across the Generations

    By Leon Feinstein, Kathryn Duckworth, Ricardo Sabates

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Why it is that success, deprivation or disadvantage are so often passed down intergenerationally? What part does education play? The educational achievement of parents is often reflected in that of their children and there are many underlying causes for such a relationship. Education and the Family...

    Published June 25th 2008 by Routledge

  11. Learners, Learning and Educational Activity

    By Judith Ireson

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Learners, Learning and Educational Activity offers a new and creative approach to the psychology of learning. The central idea in the book is that learning in schools and other educational settings is best understood by paying attention to both individual learners and the educational contexts in...

    Published March 10th 2008 by Routledge

  12. Education, Philosophy and the Ethical Environment

    By Graham Haydon

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    How much can we reasonably expect from education? This book, written by a philosopher of education, casts new light on this question by seeing values education, not as a separate activity within schools, but as an aspect of education that both reflects the surrounding climate of values...

    Published July 27th 2006 by Routledge

  13. Gender, Schooling and Global Social Justice

    By Elaine Unterhalter

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Timely and original, this book examines gender equality in schooling as an aspiration of global social justice. With nearly one billion people having little or no schooling and women and girls comprising nearly two-thirds of this total, this book analyses the historical, sociological, political and...

    Published December 7th 2006 by Routledge

  14. Schooling, Society and Curriculum

    Edited by Alex Moore

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Schooling, Society and Curriculum offers a much needed reassessment and realignment of curriculum studies in the UK and international contexts. Comprising a collection of eleven original chapters by prominent, nationally and internationally known experts in the field of curriculum studies...

    Published June 30th 2006 by Routledge